How to spot a GREAT property manager

On 28 July 2014 in Property Management, Property Investor, Loading...

Whether you have moved interstate, are strapped for time or simply don’t want to risk the legal minefield of managing a property – a property manager is the perfect solution.

Enlisting the services of a property manager can help you find quality tenants, keep you up-to-date with changing legislation and ensure your property is kept at its highest value.

Finding a property manager in Darwin who you can trust is half the challenge, but the good news is that it's in the early stages when you can tell if they’re a keeper. We've outlined some key qualities to help you spot a great property manager.

- They’ve already shown great communication skills

Whether it was the response email from your first enquiry or their self-presentation in your first meeting, their communication skills would have stood out. A great property manager will be prompt with their replies, to both owners and tenants, and always clarify anything that they aren’t sure of.

- They’re good at problem solving

In this instance, a property manager is the middle person put in place to prevent or alleviate any tension between the owner and tenant. A great property manager will possess a helpful nature always striving to achieve the best results for both parties.

- They listen

A great property manager will always listen to what you have to say, big or small. The difference between a good property manager and great property manager is that they will respect your requests, but also make recommendations where they see fit.

- They have their finger on the pulse

A great property manager will always have their eye on changing legislation, rent inflation and your property’s next inspection. This is one of the biggest benefits of having a property manager on your side. They keep up with the latest so you don't have to. It's a big part of what they do, and a great property manager will sleep, eat, and breathe property.

- You know how much you are paying and they know what is expected of them

A great property manager will leave nothing to chance and staying on the same page ensures the relationship with your property manager is kept running smoothly. Part of this involves knowing exactly how much you’ll end up paying for their services and making sure your property manager knows what results you expect from them.

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These are only a few qualities of what makes a great property manager, but if you’ve ticked them all off in your head, you’re off to a great start. 

What qualities do you look for in a property manager? Leave your comment below, we'd love to hear your thoughts. 

Talk to a property manager at Call2View on (08) 8932 8858 to see how they can help manage your rental property. 

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